Milwaukee scraps early voting plans at Fiserv, Miller Park
The commission developed the plan in an effort to provide safe voting sites during the coronavirus pandemic. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said in a memo Monday that all early voting sites were to have been designated by June 12; the plan for Fiserv and Miller Park was implemented Sept. 1. In Atlanta, the Hawks' stadium was used in an August primary and was set to open next week for early voting. Woodall-Vogg noted that the city is still offering 13 in-person early voting locations spread out across the city. ___AP’s Advance Voting guide brings you the facts about voting early, by mail or absentee from each state: https://interactives.ap.org/advance-voting-2020/
7 people wounded in shooting at Milwaukee funeral home
Seven people were wounded in a shooting at a Milwaukee funeral home on Wednesday, CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports. All seven victims were hospitalized and are in stable condition, according to police. Attendees of a funeral were gathered outside Serenity Funeral Home when someone opened fire from a vehicle, police said. Police are looking into whether the shooting was targeted at the funeral, but have no known motive. Acting Milwaukee Police Department Chief Michael Brunson said the department is "working feverishly" to figure who is behind the shooting.cbsnews.com
Ballot drop boxes seen as a way to bypass the post office
Washington state election officials said that there are 450 drop boxes statewide, and there are discussions about adding more. Typical security measures for drop boxes include video surveillance, locks, tamper-resistant seals and chain-of-custody logs that are completed each time ballots are collected. In Pennsylvania, a federal lawsuit by the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee has cast drop boxes into a legal gray area. Democratic state lawmakers are countersuing to get a judge to clarify that drop boxes are legal. Suburban Delaware County is plowing ahead with its plans for drop boxes without waiting for the outcome of the legal dispute, said County Council member Christine Reuther, a Democrat.
Study ranks Milwaukee as worst city for African Americans
Study points to three key metrics to explain why the disparity between black and white people in Milwaukee is so large: money, joblessness and homeownership. - A new study labels Milwaukee as the worst city for Black Americans. Following eight metrics, Milwaukee ranked as the worst with Racine ranking second. "It's not new to most African Americans who live in Milwaukee," Clayborn Benson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society said. Benson says redlining done in the 30s has had lasting impacts on African Americans in the city living equally.